Pranita D Tamma

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:547-52. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Antimicrobial stewardship
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3095, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 25:245-60. 2011
  3. pmc Comparing the Outcomes of Patients With Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Clin Infect Dis 64:257-264. 2017
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the More Effective Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention: Pre-Prescription Authorization or Post-Prescription Review with Feedback?
    Pranita D Tamma
    1 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases 200 North Wolfe Street, Suite 3149 Baltimore, Maryland 21287 Tel 410 614 1492 Fax 410 614 1491
    Clin Infect Dis . 2016
  5. pmc Determining the Optimal Carbapenem MIC That Distinguishes Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60:6425-9. 2016
  6. doi request reprint The use of cefepime for treating AmpC β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, MHS Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 200 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:781-8. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Can matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) enhance antimicrobial stewardship efforts in the acute care setting?
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:990-5. 2013
  8. pmc Does the piperacillin minimum inhibitory concentration for Pseudomonas aeruginosa influence clinical outcomes of children with pseudomonal bacteremia?
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:799-806. 2012
  9. pmc Combination therapy for treatment of infections with gram-negative bacteria
    Pranita D Tamma
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 25:450-70. 2012
  10. doi request reprint An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Pranita D Tamma
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:631-4. 2012

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Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:547-52. 2009
    ..In this article, we review the evidentiary basis for the recommendation of vaccination of all women who will be pregnant during the influenza season and safety data of influenza vaccination during pregnancy...
  2. doi request reprint Antimicrobial stewardship
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3095, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 25:245-60. 2011
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  3. pmc Comparing the Outcomes of Patients With Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Bacteremia
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Clin Infect Dis 64:257-264. 2017
    ..As mechanisms of carbapenem resistance are heterogeneous, it is unclear if mortality differs based on resistance mechanisms. We sought to determine whether CRE resistance mechanism determination is prognostically informative...
  4. ncbi request reprint What is the More Effective Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention: Pre-Prescription Authorization or Post-Prescription Review with Feedback?
    Pranita D Tamma
    1 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases 200 North Wolfe Street, Suite 3149 Baltimore, Maryland 21287 Tel 410 614 1492 Fax 410 614 1491
    Clin Infect Dis . 2016
    ..We compared days of antibiotic therapy (DOT) using pre-prescription authorization (PPA) versus post-prescription review with feedback (PPRF) strategies...
  5. pmc Determining the Optimal Carbapenem MIC That Distinguishes Carbapenemase-Producing and Non-Carbapenemase-Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60:6425-9. 2016
    ..5 μg/ml and meropenem, imipenem, and doripenem MICs of 2 μg/ml were best able to distinguish CP-CRE from non-CP-CRE isolates. ..
  6. doi request reprint The use of cefepime for treating AmpC β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, MHS Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 200 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:781-8. 2013
    ..The role of cefepime, however, remains unclear. Our objective was to compare clinical outcomes for patients receiving cefepime compared with meropenem for invasive infections caused by organisms expressing AmpC β-lactamases...
  7. doi request reprint Can matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) enhance antimicrobial stewardship efforts in the acute care setting?
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:990-5. 2013
    ..8% and 44.6% patients based on the treating physician's choices and stewardship team recommendations, respectively. Clinicians should be aware of scenarios in which MALDI-TOF can optimize antibiotic therapy. ..
  8. pmc Does the piperacillin minimum inhibitory concentration for Pseudomonas aeruginosa influence clinical outcomes of children with pseudomonal bacteremia?
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 55:799-806. 2012
    ..Data on whether PK-PD modeling correlates with clinical outcomes in children are needed before resorting to broader classes of antibiotics to treat P. aeruginosa...
  9. pmc Combination therapy for treatment of infections with gram-negative bacteria
    Pranita D Tamma
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 25:450-70. 2012
    ..In this review, we summarize the available data comparing monotherapy versus combination antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of infections with Gram-negative bacteria...
  10. doi request reprint An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit
    Pranita D Tamma
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:631-4. 2012
    ..Although the source of infection was unknown, overcrowding and understaffing appeared to have been aggravating factors...
  11. pmc Ventilator-associated tracheitis in children: does antibiotic duration matter?
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 52:1324-31. 2011
    ..The secondary objective was to determine whether prolonged-course therapy was more likely to result in the acquisition of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) compared with short-course therapy...
  12. pmc Behavior outbursts, orofacial dyskinesias, and CSF pleocytosis in a healthy child
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, 200 N Wolfe St, Suite 3150, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e242-5. 2011
    ..We report here the case of a previously healthy 7-year-old boy with new-onset aggressive behavior, seizure activity, and orofacial dyskinesias with cerebrospinal fluid and serum that tested positive for anti-NMDA receptors...
  13. pmc Does prolonged β-lactam infusions improve clinical outcomes compared to intermittent infusions? A meta-analysis and systematic review of randomized, controlled trials
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 11:181. 2011
    ..The primary objective of this meta-analysis was to determine if prolonged β-lactam infusion resulted in decreased mortality and improved clinical cure compared to intermittent β-lactam infusion...
  14. pmc Clinical outcomes of seasonal influenza and pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in pediatric inpatients
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Suite 3150 Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:72. 2010
    ..Although influenza pandemics have the possibility of resulting in considerable illness, we must not ignore the impact that we can experience annually with SI...
  15. pmc Chlorhexidine use in the neonatal intensive care unit: results from a national survey
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:846-9. 2010
    ..Prospective studies are needed to further address concerns regarding the safety of CHG in patients in the neonatal intensive care unit...
  16. doi request reprint Outcomes of children with enterobacteriaceae bacteremia with reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone: do the revised breakpoints translate to improved patient outcomes?
    Pranita D Tamma
    From the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Infectious Diseases, Philadelphia, PA Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Medical Microbiology, Baltimore, MD and Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Infectious Diseases, Baltimore, MD
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:965-9. 2013
    ..The impact that these recommendations have on clinical outcomes of children have not been previously evaluated...
  17. pmc The Prevalence and Molecular Epidemiology of Multidrug-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Colonization in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
    Nuntra Suwantarat
    1Division of Medical Microbiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:535-43. 2016
    ..To determine the prevalence and acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), plasmid-mediated AmpCs (pAmpCs), and carbapenemases ("MDR Enterobacteriaceae") colonizing children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
  18. doi request reprint Less is more: combination antibiotic therapy for the treatment of gram-negative bacteremia in pediatric patients
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    JAMA Pediatr 167:903-10. 2013
    ....
  19. doi request reprint The Use of a Combination Antibiogram to Assist with the Selection of Appropriate Antimicrobial Therapy for Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections
    Alice J Hsu
    1The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:1458-60. 2015
    ....
  20. pmc Carbapenem therapy is associated with improved survival compared with piperacillin-tazobactam for patients with extended-spectrum β-lactamase bacteremia
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Clin Infect Dis 60:1319-25. 2015
    ..We compared 14-day mortality of PTZ vs carbapenems as empiric therapy in a cohort of patients with ESBL bacteremia who all received definitive therapy with a carbapenem...
  21. doi request reprint Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium difficile Infection by Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physicians
    Julia Shaklee Sammons
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 3:43-8. 2014
    ..Our objective was to describe current CDI management practices by pediatric infectious diseases (ID) physicians...
  22. doi request reprint Pediatric antimicrobial susceptibility trends across the United States
    Pranita D Tamma
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:1244-51. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Sustained savings from a longitudinal cost analysis of an internet-based preapproval antimicrobial stewardship program
    Anna C Sick
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34:573-80. 2013
    ..To evaluate an internet-based preapproval antimicrobial stewardship program for sustained reduction in antimicrobial prescribing and resulting cost savings...
  24. pmc Evaluation of Multiple Methods for Detection of Gastrointestinal Colonization of Carbapenem-Resistant Organisms from Rectal Swabs
    Patricia J Simner
    Division of Medical Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 54:1664-7. 2016
    ..All methods had a specificity of >90% for CROs, and for CPOs, the specificity ranged from 85 to 98%. Broth enrichment methods performed poorly compared to direct inoculation methods, negating the need for the broth enrichment step. ..
  25. doi request reprint Sustained Impact of an Antibiotic Stewardship Intervention for Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    David X Li
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:1243-6. 2016
    ..We report that improvements in antibiotic use due to a syndrome-focused intervention for community-acquired pneumonia were sustained 3 years later without additional intervention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-4. ..
  26. doi request reprint Use of PNA FISH for blood cultures growing Gram-positive cocci in chains without a concomitant antibiotic stewardship intervention does not improve time to appropriate antibiotic therapy
    Sara E Cosgrove
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md Electronic address
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 86:86-92. 2016
    ..Our results suggest that in the absence of guidance from an antibiotic stewardship program, the clinical benefits of rapid diagnostic microbiological tools may be reduced. ..
  27. pmc Determining the optimal ceftriaxone MIC for triggering extended-spectrum β-lactamase confirmatory testing
    Yanjie Huang
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 52:2228-30. 2014
    ..Data from 1,386 clinical isolates suggest that a ceftriaxone MIC cutoff of 8 μg/ml is an excellent predictor of ESBL production, with a positive predictive value and negative predictive value approaching 100% and 99.5%, respectively. ..
  28. doi request reprint A Comparison of Eleven Phenotypic Assays for the Accurate Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Clin Microbiol . 2017
    ..Early identification of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is essential to prevent their dissemination within healthcare settings. Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of 11 phenotypic assays for the detection of CPE...
  29. doi request reprint Impact of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile Colonization on the Risk of Subsequent C. difficile Infection in Intensive Care Unit Patients
    Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 36:1324-9. 2015
    ..Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in hospitalized patients is generally attributed to the current stay, but recent studies reveal high C. difficile colonization rates on admission...
  30. pmc Risk Factors for Resistance to β-Lactam/β-Lactamase Inhibitors and Ertapenem in Bacteroides Bacteremia
    Janessa M Smith
    Department of Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59:5049-51. 2015
    ..The duration of exposure to βL/βLIs (odds ratio [OR], 1.25; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.08 to 2.31) was the only independent risk factor for resistance. ..
  31. doi request reprint Distinguishing community-associated from hospital-associated Clostridium difficile infections in children: implications for public health surveillance
    Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Clin Infect Dis 57:1665-72. 2013
    ..We aimed to distinguish risk factors, clinical course, and outcomes between healthcare facility-associated (HA) and community-associated (CA) CDI...
  32. doi request reprint The prediction of complicated Clostridium difficile infections in children
    Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:901-3. 2014
    ..Complicated CDI occurred in 9 of 202 cases. Definitions for severe CDI in adults showed poor measures for discrimination of complicated CDI in children, which calls into question the usefulness of such definitions in pediatric cohorts. ..
  33. doi request reprint Predictors of first recurrence of Clostridium difficile infections in children
    Sarah Tschudin-Sutter
    From the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:414-6. 2014
    ..Antibiotics administered for reasons other than treatment of CDI should be discontinued whenever possible. ..
  34. doi request reprint Influenza infection and vaccination in pregnant women
    Pranita D Tamma
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, David M Rubinstein Building, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3150, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Expert Rev Respir Med 4:321-8. 2010
    ..Despite the potential benefit of this vaccine during pregnancy, low vaccination rates in both the USA and in other industrialized countries have been disconcerting...
  35. doi request reprint Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter Complications in Children Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT)
    Amanda Kovacich
    1Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview, Baltimore, Maryland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 37:420-4. 2016
    ..With improved education regarding appropriate duration of antibiotic therapy and situations in which early conversion to enteral therapy should be considered, PICC-related complications may have been avoided in 32% of children. Infect...
  36. doi request reprint Optimizing therapy for vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia in children
    Pranita D Tamma
    aDivision of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine bDepartment of Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 27:517-27. 2014
    ..Uncertainties exist regarding the optimal treatment for vancomycin-resistant enterococcal (VRE) bloodstream infections, particularly in settings in which ampicillin cannot be used...
  37. pmc The use of intravenous colistin among children in the United States: results from a multicenter, case series
    Pranita D Tamma
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA ptamma1 jhmi edu
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:17-22. 2013
    ..Although it is well described among adults, colistin use and its associated toxicities in children are poorly understood. We report findings from the largest case series of pediatric colistin use to date...